| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu.
Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was sitting in his office the other day, flipping through a guide that listed his counterparts in the NHL.
It was like looking at a high school yearbook without the cheery messages and autographs, one organized by...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:18 PM
In the end, the Ducks' decision to trade for center Ryan Kesler was about one thing — helping them reel in their crosstown rivals, the Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Kesler plays with a physical edge that the Ducks desperately need in the playoffs...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:54 PM
In response to Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen's lower-body injury suffered in the third period of Anaheim's Game 3 victory over the Kings, rookie goalie John Gibson is expected to be called up from minor-league Norfolk, Va., on Friday.
| May 14, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, missed opportunities or just another dramatic turn, but the Ducks couldn't finish off the Kings on Wednesday night, and hockey's freeway series is now going the distance.
Riding a signature 21-save performance by...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Teemu Selanne's devoted followers wanted a perfect ending.
He, and they, were denied that — by the Kings' emphatic 6-2 victory over the Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night — and so began the next phase for...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:15 PM
When it comes to winning a big game, the Kings' knowledge in how to do so was a mismatch over the Ducks.
That strength more than any other defined the Kings' 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal at Honda Center.
From an early goal...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:18 PM
There were opportunities Monday during exit interviews for the Ducks to define their season as progress.
Ownership awarded General Manager Bob Murray a four-year contract extension and praised him for "meticulously [adding] youth, skill and depth" to...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Whether veteran center Saku Koivu will return to the Ducks or not is still uncertain.
If the 39-year-old does, the team acquired a depth player by trading for former first-round pick Louis Leblanc, 23, from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:18 PM
DALLAS — The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense.
Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Minutes from revisiting a script that has so often ended in heartbreak, Coach Bruce Boudreau and his Ducks flipped it.
With two goals Sunday in the final 130 seconds of regulation to tie the score, the Ducks proceeded to eliminate the Dallas Stars in...